Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Workshops


To register for a workshop simply e-mail us at with the name of the workshops you wish to take. Workshop registrations are due by October 20.

          You should have made your hotel reservation.  The hotel’s reservation number is 1-800-447-6779 / 410-289-6191.  
           Final registration payments are due.

1. TITLE OF CLASS: Kansashi Flowers in both fabric and crepe paper.

DESCRIPTION    Fabric and/or paper folding to make beautiful Japanese style flowers...the finished flowers can be used as hair decorations, lapel pins, purse decorations, flip flop decorations...just about anything that needs a lovely flower on it and the paper ones can be flattened and used for paper crafts.

CLASS SIZE:  12-15  

KIT:   No

BRING: Scissors, 1/8th yd of cotton or other firm non wiggly fabric, straight pins, sewing needle and strong thread, a pretty, large sized button and preferably hot glue, but good tacky glue works too.
DAY & TIME   Friday  2 PM – 3 PM

2. TITLE OF CLASS: Fluffy Fabric Flower

DESCRIPTION  Learn to make a very easy, and very fun, fluffy fabric flower. These versatile flowers can be used for any embellishment you want. They can be flower pins, put on head bands or barrettes, decorate flip flops, cover pillows  ---  anything goes. You will see the basic version and a clever variation in which a heat gun magically transforms the flower. Once you know the basic process you can make the template in different sizes to make different size flowers. We will make one that is about 3” across.


KIT:   The leader will provide reusable patterns/templates and directions. Kits will be available for  $1. When you register let us know if you want a kit(s).

BRING: Hand Sewing needle
A long straight pin
Strong sewing thread - coordinate color with fabrics
Scissors  (Pinking shears are optional)
A bone folder or dull knife and a ruler (to prepare your template)

If you do not want to purchase a kit you will need the following supplies for each flower:
Fabric for flower:
18  4.75 inch squares of firm (not floppy) fabric 
Note: You want a crisp fabric that will hold its shape like cotton, organza, or taffeta. You do not want drape-y fabrics like knits, charmeuse or a soft satin. Your squares can all be the same or you can use a combination of colors and types of fabric. Choose fabrics that look good on the right side and wrong side, since both sides will show.( IMPORTANT - For the heat gun variation you must use all synthetics such  as synthetic organza.) Consider  combining “prom dress” fabrics and sparkly sheers.  You will get a totally different look using cottons in solids, small prints and batiks.
A 1.5 inch circle of felt (for backing)
A sew-on pin back if you want to make a pin

Warning: This project is addictive; most people cannot make “just one”!


DAY & TIME:  Friday 10 AM to 11 AM

3. TITLE OF CLASS: Journaling Round Table

DESCRIPTION: Do you keep a journal or art journal or studio journal/sketch book? Do you make travel journals or artist  books? Do you want to learn about or try some of these things?  Join us for a round table discussion where we can share ideas, inspiration, techniques, tools  ---- anything thing goes. If you have one, bring a journal to show. No experience needed. This is a time for sharing and perhaps beginning a new and fulfilling activity.


KIT:  no 

BRING: Your ideas and enthusiasm.  A  journal, if you have one.

FACILITATORS:    Sandy Sapienza & Jane Gordon

DAY & TIME:   Friday 11 AM to noon

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